Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Click here for Special Memorial Day post in my other blog

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Take Someone Sailing

Do you remember the first time you felt a boat propelled by the breeze? When the sails filled, and the craft began to make way with only the sounds of the water on the hull and the wind in the rigging? Do you remember feeling the magic of ballast, leverage and airfoil as you first sailed impossibly against the wind, or how you felt connected to the sailors of centuries and millennia ago when you hauled a line? Now think what a gift it is to share all this with someone else.
Check out this article by Kim Hampton at > Take Someone Sailing

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Friday, May 15, 2009

The Mighty Z

The Mighty Z
After facing years of waves and war, the Zuni/Tamaroa Navy tug may have found a home in Hampton Roads thanks to some dedicated volunteers.

By Phyllis Speidell
In the midst of a battle few survivors will talk about, Glenn Fox looked up and saw the U.S. flag raised on Mount Suribachi. With the roar of Marine cannons reverberating around him, he could spot Japanese solders scrambling among the boulders further down Iwo Jima's black sand beach. It was February 1945 and Fox was 18, a Navy machinist mate aboard the USS Zuni, and too busy to be scared—or aware, he says, of "how much history was being made up there."

See: Hampton Roads Magazine for the rest of the story.

and: Zuni Maritime Foundation

Previous article at Pilot-on-Line by Kate Wiltrout: Storied ship led several rescues now needs one

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Sailing Around the World on a Beach Cat

Greg Prod’Homme couldn't figure out how to turn it around, so he just kept sailing.

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